Tons of Tips for Tiny Spaces!!

This is one of my favorite design topics. Tiny or small spaceseffect most of us at either home or the work place and they are certainly one of my clients biggest challenges.

1) In the photo above is a great example of what to do when you desire an entertainment area but have little or no extra space to dedicate to it so, go vertical! This all custom wine bar was put together in no time and for a minimal price point.

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2) Here is another fun option, a rolling cart!  https://www.etsy.com/search/vintage?        This one was in disrepair when found but within an or hour two, it now looks as good as it did in the 50s! These handy carts may be used for towels in a bath, a dessert cart or as a game station in a bonus or family room.

Custom DDT Design-     http://www.houzz.com/pro/dawndt/dawn-d-totty-designs

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3) Keep the furniture to scale.Small spaces cannot handle a big dose of furniture. Keep in mind the size of your room and select your pieces according to the amount of floor space you have. This is one of the biggest dilemmas I see clients find themselves in. This chair is a good fit for a smaller space vs chairs with high backs and wide bodies with heavy arms. Caution, purchase carefully, returns are a bummer.                                 Fabric by  http://associatedfabrics.com             tons of tips

 

4) One of my best kept secrets is….                   a wall nook. I implement them whenever I am designing a small space. Nooks add a great unexpected touch of drama as well as functionality to any room. This photo shows an antique custom mirrored backing to show off pretty bottles and to enlarge the space, every little bit counts!   http://www.antiqued-mirrors.com

 

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 5) One of the very best ways to give the illusion of a larger space is to create a monochromatic look from ceiling to floor, here is a fine example. Everything we see with the exception of a few small pieces are all carefully selected in a soft cream color.https://www.facebook.com/DawnDTottyDesigns

 

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6) As I always say when it comes to bathroom mirrors, “Go BIGor Go Home”. A small powder room such as this can nearly double in size when an over-sized mirror is included in the design.

7)  My last Tiny Space Tip, be bold and a bit dramatic in any small space where it is expected least! Powder rooms, closets & laundry rooms are some of my favorite spaces to go  bold. Remember, your time spent is minimal so give it a try!  http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/hgtv-home-by-sherwin-williams/wallpaper

Contact Dawn at (615) 339-9919 or info@dawndtottydesigns.com

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    A belated thank you. Love the kind words. Please check back in. I’ve been busy the last several months posting more…
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    Thanks for that great compliment from last September. I’ve been catching up with posts and do appreciate your patience.
    Have you checked back back in….lots of new articles and info to see. Cheers!
    A belated thank you. I’m digging in and catching up and certainly appreciate your patience in getting back to you.
    I hope you have had a chance to check in for updates. Hope to hear from you again soon.
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    I’m just now catching up to respond and do appreciate your patience. Thank you very much! Hope you have had a chance to check back in for other posts that might be of interest. Regard, Dawn
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    A belated thank you. I’m digging in and catching up and certainly appreciate your patience in getting back to you.
    I hope you have had a chance to check in for updates. Hope to hear from you again soon.
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    A belated thank you. I’m digging in and catching up and certainly appreciate your patience in getting back to you.
    I hope you have had a chance to check in for updates. Hope to hear from you again soon.
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    A belated thank you. I’m digging in and catching up and certainly appreciate your patience in getting back to you.
    I hope you have had a chance to check in for updates. Hope to hear from you again soon.
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    A belated thank you. I’m digging in and catching up and certainly appreciate your patience in getting back to you.
    I hope you have had a chance to check in for updates. Hope to hear from you again soon.
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    Thanks so much. I’ve really been seriously delayed in responding but it I really do appreciate the time to took to write. Check back in soon.
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    Hi there. It was great to get your feedback on my “Tons of Tips for Tiny Spaces” article last August. Hope you have come back to visit and see all the fun 2018 updates.
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    Would like to invite you back to #DawnDTottyDESIGNS to see what’s been going on in 2018. Hope you like the new projects I’ve been working on. Some exciting trends. See you soon.
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    I’ve been posting much more since last July and hope you are still checking in to see all the new posts. An amazing year in design. See you soon.
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